Stoke Bruerne, Class 1
Welcome to the Spring Term!
This term we are travelling 'Far, Far Away', to Africa through our literacy lessons, and to Australia through our geography lessons. This will include converting our role play area to a travel agency and then an airport. Here we will explore writing for real purposes alongside the role play; creating passports, luggage tags and holiday questionaires. We will develop our geographical location skills through access to world maps.
We continue to learn from rich, immersive texts in English such as 'Meerkat Mail' and 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' and work through our 'Maths No Problem' scheme with additional maths challenges supplementing our learning as appropriate. Year 2 children will consolidate their understanding of multiplication and division through problem solving and also investigate measures and money. Year 1 will look to secure their understanding of addition and subtraction, using numbers to 40 to develop this area further. They will consolidate their knowledge of place value in two digit numbers, with a particular focus on the distinction between teen and tens numbers. Reception will continue to work with numbers to 20, exploring addition and subtraction practically, moving onto recording their ideas when ready. We will focus closely on number formation and on early maths vocabulary such as 'more than' and 'less than'.
I am thrilled to introduce our new 'Sounds Write' scheme to the class this term. This is a comprehensive phonics scheme, supported by practical, reading and dictation tasks. I look forward to sharing in your child's successes with this excellent resource in our next parent's meeting. Kinetic letters handwriting practise will continue hand in hand with these daily sessions.
We will apply our skills from all areas of the curriculum through continuous provision activities, both inside the classroom and in our outdoor and garden area.
We are always looking for parents to come in and help, so if you think you would like to spend a bit of time in the classroom with our wonderful children please let us know.
If you have any questions or queries about your child’s learning, please do not hesitate to pop in and see me. My door is always open. Remember to keep checking our class dojo story to see what we've been up to!
P.S. 'Far, Far Away' topic letter attached below.